Diverticulitis

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What is diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is swelling (inflammation) of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine (colon). The presence of the pouches themselves is called diverticulosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with diverticulitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with diverticulitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
diverticulitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
diverticulitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
diverticulitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
diverticulitis (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)

Data from patients with diverticulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diverticulitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with nausea nausea
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
diverticulitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
burning in stomach mood swings 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
diverticulitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
diverticulitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness muscle cramps
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
diverticulitis (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diverticulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diverticulitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 37
40s 125
50s 219
60s 163
70+ 61
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 36
30-39 years 69
40-49 years 97
50-59 years 75
60-69 years 23
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 390
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from diverticulitis patients who have completed their condition history
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